Play Quar­tets at Turf­fontein hol­i­day meet­ing

The Citizen (KZN) - - Form Focus - Jack Mil­ner

This is the ideal card to play Quar­tets. With Mon­day be­ing a pub­lic hol­i­day rac­ing will be at Turf­fontein on the Stand­side track. The fields look wide open and if one catches just one Quar­tet on this card, you are likely to go home with a very good profit.

Quar­tets are a great way to make money but the key to this bet is not to get greedy. They of­ten pay as well as a big Jack­pot or a Pick 6, so col­lect­ing a per­cent­age is al­ways worth­while.

The route ad­vised is to find one or two float­ing bankers and to take the field with them. That way, should your float­ing bankers ar­rive, you will col­lect. Prefer­ably, in or­der to keep the per­cent­age up, one should float two horses with the field.

Of course, find­ing the right races with the cor­rect float­ing bankers is key. The sug­ges­tion is to put on your BiPot, Place Ac­cu­mu­la­tor and Pick 6 and start the Quar­tet in Race 4. Christo­pher Robin ran a close-up fourth in the last race at the Vaal on Thurs­day. He found plenty bet­ting sup­port and is ob­vi­ously in good form fol­low­ing his 6.25-length Maiden

Plate win over Mar­mara Sea.

He runs in a MR 72 Hand­i­cap over 1400m and Craig Zackey will have the ad­van­tage of jump­ing from bar­rier No 1.

Span­ish Boy won on de­but but then fol­lowed up with a very dis­ap­point­ing eighth out eight run­ners in a Grad­u­a­tion Plate over 1450m, won by Iki­gai. He was found to be blow­ing and pulled up fa­tigued so one should clearly ig­nore that run. Gavin Ler­ena is aboard the Ge­off Woodruff­trained run­ner and they are well enough drawn at No 7.

Span­ish Boy is quoted at 4-1 and Christo­pher Robin at 6-1 and they look de­cent float­ing bankers.

Race 9 is a very tricky FM 92 Hand­i­cap over 1160m where El’ Zara is favourite at 4-1 with Soul Of Wit the big­gest out­sider at 201. Any filly or mare could pop up in this race and it is sure to pro­duce a great Quar­tet pay­out, no mat­ter what comes.

While El’ Zara is the one sug­gested run­ner for the Quar­tet, the other float­ing banker is snug­gly priced at 16-1 – and that is Royal Lily. This three-year-old filly is trained by Dor­rie Sham and looks to have some abil­ity.

Her third start was in the Grade 1 Al­lan Robert­son Cham­pi­onship at Scottsvill­e in which she fin­ished fifth, jut 2.75 lengths be­hind Miss Florida. In her next start she ran just a neck be­hind Vic­to­ria Paige over 1400m at Turf­fontein and then fin­ished 4.65 lengths off Cock­ney Pride in the Grade 2 Golden Slip­per at Greyville.

She has had two runs as a three-year-old – nei­ther awein­spir­ing – but she should come on from those ef­forts and looks an ex­cel­lent each-way prospect in this line-up. Chase Mau­jean rides.

Re­mem­ber to take the field with your float­ing bankers be­cause the one that you leave out at a big price, is the one who will make it pay.

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